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12/20/14 7:05pm

Sometime stories just write themselves. Given the amount of protests against the Police going on in the USA these days and with today’s terrible news coming out of New York, it’s good to see our first responders from the Alexandria Police Department spreading some Christmas joy in the Alexandria, Virginia community today.

Armed with donated toys from the Toys for Tots campaign and with toys bought with donated Walmart gift cards, members of APD’s COPs (Community Oriented Policing) unit took part in the department’s annual Christmas caravan as the unit delivered Christmas gifts to the less fortunate around Alexandria, Virginia today.

Here is their story from the West End of Alexandria to Del Ray.


12/20/14 12:09pm

Here are the top posts on Red Brick Town from this past week. In case you missed any of them, you can view the headlines below and click on the links from our most popular posts over the last week. This week, District Taco takes the top spot (actually a few…).

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Here’s our top ten listed from 1 to 10:

12/20/14 11:14am

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia

This is an update to this post.

As our readers know, the really popular Virginia pizza chain, Lost Dog Cafe, will be opening soon at 808 North Henry Street in the Braddock Road Metro section of Alexandria, Virginia. They are NOW hiring (and desperately seeking) delivery drivers.

If you’re interested in driving for them, please email

12/20/14 11:06am

DASH will operate the below Holiday Bus Service Schedule:

  • December 24: Christmas Eve: No DASH Service after 7 p.m. Any trip that is scheduled to start at its origin point at 7:01 p.m., and later, will not operate. Any trip that is scheduled to start at its origin point at 7:00 p.m., and earlier, will operate in its entirety.
  • December 25: Christmas Day: No DASH Service
  • December 26: DASH will operate on a Saturday Schedule
  • January 1, 2015: New Year’s Day: No DASH Service

King Street Trolley Service Schedule:

The King Street Trolley operates daily, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metro to the waterfront.

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
12/20/14 10:44am

We’re looking at the top 15 Holiday themed commercials of 2014 this year. What we’re looking for in the commercials is the message of spreading happiness during the holiday season. This one from Target is called ‘Nice’. Whether you were naughty or nice this year, you’re in for a treat at Target, including a great deal on Samsung Galaxy S5!

What do you think? Do you have a favorite commercial you have seen this year that we should feature? Let us know in the comments below.

Top 15 Holiday Commercials

12/20/14 10:22am

If the holidays have got you down or, you just need a boost of Christmas spirit to get you through, be sure to catch the amazing light show going on nightly on Collingwood Road near Mount Vernon. For more information about the light show, visit this link. To visit the light show’s website, visit this link.

To see other really cool Christmas light shows in the DMV, visit Holly’s Tacky Christmas Lights.